This session will introduce the structure of biological molecules and the molecular forces involved in the formation of these molecules.
Watch the lecture video excerpt
Which of the following type of bond or interaction joins monomers together to form biological polymers?
Which of the following does not accurately describe a covalent bond?
Help Session Video
Watch the short video of Nicole DeNisco explaining covalent bonds, chirality, electronegativity, and hydrogen bonding, that refers to the practice problem below.
Suggested topics for further study in an introductory-level Biology textbook
- Forces: covalent bonds, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, van der Waal’s forces, and hydrophobicity
- 20-Second Story about Hydrogen Bonding
- How Geckos Stick
- Hydrophobic Interactions
- Green Basilisk Lizard
- Ice Water and Hot Water movies